From the Castro Valley Library -
The public is invited for a rare opportunity to hear traditional Portuguese Fado music performed by one of the country's premiere ensembles on February 9 at 2 p.m. in Castro Valley.
Ramana Vieira, a San Leandro native of Portuguese immigrant parents who has risen to international fame, will be performing in a free concert at the Castro Valley Library. Vieira has been described as "The New Voice of Porguguese World Music".
She will be singing a variety of pieces during the performance including haunting balads and songs with a modern spin. The ensemble performing with her usually includes guitar, cello and percussion instruments.
Vieira has been recognized by the New York Times as a singer on the forefront of the international Fado resurgence. Her music has been featured during Olympics opening ceremonies and she has performed at the Grammy Awards Ceremony honoring Aretha Franklin.
While no reservations will be required for this free event, seating limits may be enforced to meet fire code regulations.
The concert will take place in the library's Chabot Room. The library is located at 3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley. It is short walking distance from the Castro Valley BART station.